Hide Content That Exceeds A Specified Height - jQuery OverflowToggler.js

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Hide Content That Exceeds A Specified Height - jQuery OverflowToggler.js

OverflowToggler.js is a simple jQuery show/hide plugin that makes it possible to hide the content when it exceeds the specified height of its parent container. 

To reveal the hidden content a toggle button is added to the bottom of the container, which can be used to show and hide overflowed content.

How to use it:

1. Load the OverflowToggler plugin's JavaScript and Stylesheet on the page.

<!-- jQuery Is Required -->
<script src="/path/to/cdn/jquery.slim.min.js"></script>

<!-- jQuery OverflowToggler.js Plugin -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="OverflowToggler.css" />
<script src="OverflowToggler.js"></script>

2. Add the required CSS class overflowToggler to the target container and set the max-height in the CSS as follows:

<div class="overflowToggler" style="max-height:300px">
  Your Content Here
<!-- OR -->
<div class="overflowToggler example">
  Your Content Here
.example {
  max-height: 300px;

3. Override the default CSS styles of the toggle button.

.overflowToggler-toggler {
  position: absolute;
  width: calc(100% - 5px);
  bottom: 0;
  cursor: pointer;
  border-top: 1px solid #bbb;   
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: row;
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: center;

.overflowToggler-toggler:hover {
  background-color: #e0e0e0;

.overflowToggler-toggler:active {
  background-color: #d0d0d0;

.overflowToggler-toggler.open .overflowToggler-toggleIcon {
  width: 0; 
  height: 0; 
  border-left: 4px solid transparent;
  border-right: 4px solid transparent;
  border-bottom: 4px solid #555;
  overflow: hidden;

.overflowToggler-toggler.closed .overflowToggler-toggleIcon {
  margin-bottom: 8px;

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by AronDavis. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.